Anyone have kids with completely different hair textures & needs? Advice???
I'm posting this in several different groups, so sorry if you get stuck reading it more than once. I'm at my wits end with my kids' hair!! I am white, husband is black. We have 3 amazing children and a 4th debuting in June. We keep them clean and well groomed as much as is possible with little ones, but their hair is totally confusing to both of us. Are there any really good products out there for mixed kids?? I've tried so many different things and what's marketed toward just "kids" (read "white kids") does keep their hair clean and shiny, but doesn't seem to condition enough. And the products marketed toward black people seem to be too strong or oily at times.
I found a website called "Blended Beauty" that was actually helpful in classifying our curls because of course all three have totally different curls shapes & textures. Based on the descriptions I saw there, I was able to gain some understanding of my younger two, but the products are a bit pricey so I don't want to just jump in with both feet and have yet again wasted money for no results. Has anyone ever used Blended Beauty products??
Here's the link to the page I'm looking at with their categories of curls:
I've decided that my 1 year old son has "cupid curls" that I suspect
will work their way into "spiral curls" as he gets older and loses the
baby fine hair... My issues with Kendrick's hair is that it's super dry
but gets weighed down easily. He has insanely curly hair, but it tends
to frizz and get matted up easily. I know it's probably impossible to
keep curly hair from tangling, especially on a toddler who rubs his head
on everything he gets close to, but there's a difference between
tangles and totally matted hair...I don't want my baby looking like he
isn't taken care of, but I can't seem to find a product that will keep
his hair from getting dry and frizzy without making it look greasy and
dirty. Any suggestions?????
My 3 year old daughter has "big curls and waves" that are beginning to go more into "cupid curls" now as her hair has become much less baby fine as she nears her 4th birthday but I think she's still going to have pretty thin/fine hair... As Naomi's hair becomes less like baby hair, it's tangling sooooo much more. Her hair is really long, she hates having it combed, and EVERYTHING we've tried weighs it down. I know it would be easier to manage if it was shorter but I refuse to cut it unless SHE wants it cut, which sometimes she talks about because it wouldn't take as long to wash, comb, braid, etc. Is there a product on the market that will be gentle enough for her thin & fine hair while actually keeping her curls under control? Anyone have any home remedies? Or any suggestions, really?????
And lastly, my 5 year old son has the thickest & most course hair of the bunch but it's not as curly as the younger two and still nothing like the hair that all of our friends with mixed kids have. He has tight curls around his hair line... probably like the "spiral curls" and then the rest of it is much bigger curls that tend to straighten out. When his hair is a little longer it will all curl up nicely, but we still have the same issues of it either being too dry or too oily. Right now the best solution I've come up with is keeping his hair shorter in the front because his tighter curls spike up really cute and easily and then letting the rest of it be just a little bit longer so it will lay smoothly...he likes this style or letting his hair be longer and "crazy" but I'd really like to find the right products for all of them so that their hair is not just being styled in a way that will do but is actually getting the care it needs to remain healthy and beautiful.
I'm sure I'll probably end up using different products on all of them since I already do...we literally have found no products that work fine on all 3 of them, but I'm not sure what else to try.
Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and give me some advice!